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Perez begins as DCM October 1

Rev. Paul Perez speaks at an Interfaith Event in Dearborn

The Rev. Paul Perez will assume the role of Michigan Conference Director of Connectional Ministries three months earlier than previously announced.

Michigan Foundation hires coach

Giving to church

Fall is a time to focus on stewardship. And this fall is especially challenging. The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan has resources for local churches, including a new consultant, the Rev. Dr. Sherry Parker-Lewis.

AC 2020 vote is in

Vote totals read by Bishop Bard

Members of the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference did a new thing …  a mail-in ballot. Those were counted  August 28 and the vote totals were announced by Bishop David Bard on Labor Day.

Adrian College announces changes

Adrian College sign

Bishop Bard comments on the changes taking place at Adrian College. He and four Michigan Conference clergy sit on the school’s Board of Trustees.

Bishop announces DCM transition

Bishop announces the retirement of Benton Heisler

After 12 years of service as the Director of Connectional Ministry, the Rev. Benton Heisler will retire at the end of 2020. Bishop David Bard has appointed the Rev. Paul Perez as the new DCM in Michigan.

Small moments

A few moments of calm for Bishop David Bard.

A morning TV show reminds Bishop David Bard of the importance of small moments for happiness. He expresses gratitude for such times he has experienced in the weeks just past.

Virtual Michigan AC gets the job done

Mark Doyal managing the Virtual action

The 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference took place on screens across the state on July 26-28. Bishop David Bard presided from a studio in Lansing. The essential mission was accomplished.

Names and faces of AC 2020

Nichea VerVeer one of many faces of the AC 2020

Every annual conference session celebrates the achievements and the service of people. Here are some of the names and faces of honor at the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference.

‘Keep sowing, keep dancing!’

Bishop David Bard preaching about sowing

The 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference opened with worship on Sunday evening, July 26. Worshipers scattered across the entire state were united online, sowing seeds of prayer, proclamation, and praise.

Countdown to AC 2020

Countdown to Conference ends when Nichea opens the session.

One, two, three, four more days on the countdown clock before the opening worship of the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference. These are the steps to take to be ready July 26 at 7pm.